Winter is fast approaching and, while it might not get as cold in Los Angeles as it does in other parts of the country, things can get uncomfortably chilly. However, putting on the heater and leaving your central heating equipment going all day and night can get expensive and fast. So if you’re looking for ways of staying warm in Los Angeles without breaking the bank you’re not alone. The following are a few of our favorite money-saving tips for staying warm in Los Angeles:
Money-saving Tips for Staying Warm in Los Angeles This Winter
- Install a programmable thermostat. Thermostats are excellent tools that can be connected with your traditional heating equipment so as to create automatic heating schedules. With heating schedules, you can prevent your equipment from running when no one is home or awake for greater efficiency. You can find a number of programmable thermostat options at our local California hardware store.
- Utilize curtains. Another product we stock at our neighborhood ACE hardware shop that can help keep you warm this winter is curtains. Curtains are a low cost yet incredibly effective product for preventing heat loss through windows and enhancing the overall privacy of your home. Leave curtains open on windows facing the sun during the day to allow heat gain and then close them at night to create an added layer of insulation and reduce heat loss through window panes.
- Check your insulation. Insulation plays a key role both during the cold and hot weather seasons. That’s because what insulation does is prevent heat being gained from the outside during summers and prevent heat from being lost during the winters. Handy homeowners should be able to climb into their attic to inspect insulation and add insulation as needed but don’t be shy to hire a professional if you’re unsure or don’t want to handle insulation products yourself.
- Switch up your home layout. Go through your home and make sure that no furnishings are blocking your winter and preventing your central heating system from operating as it should. If your home utilizes a radiator or similar piece of equipment, consider rearranging your furnishings to move your favorite sitting places near heat-generating equipment.
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Here at Tashman’s, we have all the products you need for staying warm in Los Angeles this winter. Visit us at in West Hollywood for all your hardware and home improvement needs!